Foundations of Communications
Title of Speech: Identity Theft in America
General Subject - Identity Theft
Purpose: To inform the audience about identity theft and severities that each victim faces and way to prevent identity theft from happening.
Understanding identity theft
Facts and statistics about identity theft
preventing and recovering from identity theft
Central Idea: Identity theft has become the number one crime in America. Understanding and knowing about identity theft can help a person prevent it from happening.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes according to the U.S Department of Justice. It has even replaced drug trafficking as the number one crime. Roughly ten million people are victims to identity theft a year which means about nineteen people a minute suffer from identity fraud. Today I will be talking to you about understanding identity theft, talking about different surprising and startling stories and statistics and lastly how to prevent this crime from happening and how to recover if it does happen.
Transition: Understand what identity theft is and how sever it can be will help you to prevent it from happening.
Identity theft is one of the most frightening crimes which happens every minute in the United States, however many people do not understand what identity theft is.
A. What is identity theft?
1. Identity theft is when someone uses another persons personal information such as their social security number or driver license number without their knowledge.
2. Identity theft is usually associated with personal profit.
3 Unlike your fingerprints which are a unique way of distinguishing one person to the next and can not be stolen, personal information like you’re social security number, your bank account or credit card number, which can be retrieved with a simple phone call, makes...